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Adopted: Lucy & Ethel

Adopted: Lucy & Ethel

LUCY & ETHEL WERE ADOPTED ON SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: red and white
Age: 8 years
Sex: female
Weight: Lucy 25 lbs, Ethel 23 lbs

BONDED PAIR

As appealing as puppies with their large, luminous eyes and open expressions, sweet sisters Lucy and Ethel are two ravishing Boston redheads! Being the more confident of the pair, lively Lucy plays leader and Ethel eagerly follows, while it’s Ethel who impishly initiates play.

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They LOVE their toys, chasing each other around the yard, and going for walks, where Lucy excitedly greets people and other dogs along the way. Friendly towards teens and adults (they haven’t been around small children in their foster home), they get along well with other dogs, are minimal barkers, and on car rides are happiest when harnessed.

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Blessed with good health and hardy appetites, they’re crate and housetrained, and sleep snugly and soundly together at night. Despite some brief separation anxiety when their foster mom first leaves the house, their only fear is loud noises, thunderstorms and the vacuum. The next step for this darling duo is finding a loving fur-ever home to call their own.

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Adoptable: Helen

Adoptable: Helen

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 9 years
Sex: female
Weight: 22 lbs
Currently being fostered in: Toronto, ON

HELEN IS A SPECIAL NEEDS DOG – SHE IS BLIND.

This is the face of happy! Smiling, tongue out to lap up the warmth of the sun and the love of those she knows well.

A puppy at heart with spirit to spare, handsome Helen may have lost her vision, but not her zest for life. She LOVES flinging her toys around, rolling about in the grass, and sleeping next to her foster mom on the sofa.

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Gleeful when greeting people, she tries to put her paws on their chests and cover them in kisses, and while she’ll gladly accept the advances of friendly dogs, she’s not shy about warning them off with a brief bark if they become rough. 

Easygoing when handled, she calmly accepts showers, nail clippings, and being carried, and although not a fan of her crate, enters obediently when tempted with treats. 

Until she felt safe in her foster home, Helen paced in circles, prompting her foster mom to place several beds throughout the house, thereby creating “safe zones” for her. Now that she’s familiar with the layout, she roams freely, and when she finds a bed she likes, settles in for a nap.

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As for walking on leash and trusting new voices, a squeaky toy works wonders (her foster mom calls it their “secret weapon”), literally summoning her and having her follow. Not yet cat tested, the ideal home for happy Helen is a tranquil, patient and nurturing one, without small children, but with another calm and gentle dog for companionship.

If you are interested in adopting Helen, please click the red button below.

Adopted: Picky

Adopted: Picky

PICKY WAS ADOPTED ON OCTOBER 7TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier mix
Colour: black and white
Age: 2 years
Sex: male
Weight: 23 lbs

The freckles sprinkled across his nose only add to this pup’s puckish appeal! A truly gentle “American Gentleman”, Picky loves being pampered and loved by his foster family and especially enjoys taking long walks on leash, running and playing with toys – his favourites being his squeaky chicken and his ball.

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Eager and energetic, he thrives on games of chase and tug-o-war, requiring some time to “chill” again after so much excitement.

Curious about everything around him, and particularly fond of food, he’s eager to please and quick to learn, and knows such as commands as “sit”, “stay”, “down”, “paw”, “watch me” and “no”. A well-behaved Boston, he also knows where he should and shouldn’t be in the house, sleeps soundly at night in his crate and is fully housetrained.

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While he greets his fosters with happy leaps and hearty licks whenever they come home, he’s best introduced slowly to strangers while they hold treats in their hands. For playful Picky to thrive, his ideal adoptive home is an active and affectionate one, with a large, securely fenced yard and only older, respectful children.

Adoptable: Edgar

Adoptable: Edgar

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 4 years
Sex: male
Weight: 23 lbs
Currently being fostered in: Ottawa, ON

ADOPTION PENDING – CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

All ears, eyes and eagerness make Edgar the most endearing of dogs.

He LOVES people and cuddling, and his charms are impossible to resist when he lays his head in your lap and looks up at you with tenderness and trust.

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His foster mom’s loyal companion and faithful shadow, following her everywhere to ensure he misses nothing, he also enjoys spending quality time just watching the world from his place on the balcony.

Nicknamed “Curious George”, Edgar’s endless curiosity about and desire to explore everything are equaled only by his partiality for playing. He loves to carry, chew and play with his stuffed toys and Nyla bones as well as games of keep away if he thinks you want his toys as much as he does!

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Fond of walking, he walks well on a harness or collar, and currently gets three brisk walks a day to keep him mentally stimulated and physically satisfied. Highly intelligent, earnest Edgar learned all of his commands after being shown each of them once, and not only follows them instantly, but often anticipates what’s expected of him.

A great fan of car rides, he runs gamely into his crate and sits happily inside it on trips, short and long. While he sleeps contentedly in his crate at night, his foster mom uses either toys or food to coax him inside, where he’ll sit and bark when she leaves.

Although very food motivated, he’s on a limited-ingredients dog food (and no treats) to guard against a potentially sensitive stomach and/or food allergies.

Currently fostered in a home without other pets, excitable Edgar requires further training to improve and perfect his behaviour towards other dogs, especially on walks. He’s therefore best suited to loving and patient adopters, with no cats or young children, who are fully committed to his ongoing socialization in exchange for his enduring love.

If you are interested in adopting Edgar, please click the red button below.

Adoptable: Ginger

Adoptable: Ginger

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 11 years
Sex: female
Weight: 23 lbs
Currently being fostered in: Calgary, AB

GINGER NEEDS A HOME WITH NO OTHER DOGS OR CATS.

Sugar and spice and all doggy things nice, she’s a senior in years but a puppy at heart. Meet Ginger.

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Gleaming and graceful in black tinged with white, she’s delightful to be with, easygoing and calm, with just the right touch of playfulness. Moderately active, she enjoys her walks, walking well on a leash, and being as bright as her black button nose, knows her basic commands, and is crate and housetrained.

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Although not an excessive barker, she’ll alert her fosters when someone comes to the door, and while she thrives on human attention, she’s not fond of other dogs and is fearful of thunderstorms.

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Currently on drops for one eye, Ginger’s otherwise happy and hardy, and best suited to life in a loving home where she’s the only pet, with someone there most of the time, and with only older, respectful children, paw-lease.

If you are interested in adopting Ginger, please click the red button below.

Adopted: Figo

Adopted: Figo

FIGO WAS ADOPTED ON AUGUST 13TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 2 years
Sex: male
Weight: 28 lbs

Figo needs a home without cats, dogs or young children.

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Leggy and lean, with his bright coppery eyes and black speckled chest, Figo turns heads wherever he goes.

Named for the famed soccer star, our Figo’s high energy level could easily match his, as could his passion for playing – with his own soccer ball as well as games of keep away and tug-o-war.

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Not only does he greet everyone entering his foster home with equal enthusiasm, he also performs for treats, proudly obeying each “come”, “sit”, “stay”, “down” and “paw” command.

Fond of chewable items, he’s also fond of being brushed and groomed (his nails, however, require a vet’s assistance). He’s well behaved enough to freely roam the house, and loves sharing his foster mom’s bed at the end of a busy day.

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He especially enjoys long, brisk walks, even lying down at the top of the stairs to wait while his harness and leash are secured before heading for the door. Still new to some of the challenges of the outside world, he’s still learning how best to meet them, and has been improving daily.

Now, what fabulous Figo needs most is a fur-ever home with a large, fenced yard, without other dogs, cats or small children, but with active and affectionate adopters committed to continuing his training and perfecting his socialization.

Adopted: Rocko

Adopted: Rocko

ROCKO WAS ADOPTED ON JULY 9TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 5 years
Sex: male
Weight: 31 lbs

Tongue out to lap up your love, this bouncy Boston’s a bundle of HAPPY!

Rocking his foster home with his outsize personality and penchant for cuddling – with his foster mom, foster doggy sibs and the resident cats – Rocko may be shy at first blush, but once he “reads” you and your mood, he gets his goofy on.

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Sweet with people of all ages, both female and male, he gets along well with dogs of all sizes, and is very easy to introduce. Well behaved and respectful, he will sit politely until given permission to eat (he’s on a specific diet, and his once-irritated skin is now healed and healthy) or to curl up beside you on the couch.

Like many Bostons, he’s always cold – unless that’s simply his excuse for extra snuggles — and at night will “ask” to come onto his foster mom’s bed, then slyly slide under the covers to lie next to her.

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A gem of pure joy, he LOVES playing tug and playing with his toys, but prefers NOT to share them with the other dogs.

Uncomfortable around collars, he’s walked solely with a harness, walking easily and well, while both listening to and following verbal commands without added guidance.

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An alert barker, robust Rocko will also bark continuously if left alone too long, making his ideal home an attentive one, without young children, but with another friendly dog for company and security.

Adopted: Lady

Adopted: Lady

LADY WAS ADOPTED ON MAY 8TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 4 years
Sex: female
Weight: 15 lbs

Boasting the best in Boston wardrobes, our lovely Lady is definitely a lady! She may be small in size at only 15 pounds, but her heart is large and worth its weight in doggy gold.

Gentle and sweet, she longs for attention and affection, thrives on snuggles, neck, chest and tummy rubs, and generously rewards her foster mom with endless wet and wonderful kisses.

Eager and energetic, she LOVES going for walks, meeting and greeting each person she passes, and despite the odd tug on her leash, is easily led.

Athletic and agile, she LOVES racing from one end of the house to the other, jumping onto the couch and then off again effortlessly. (All of this despite having had hip surgery on her right hind leg, the removal of a BB gun pellet from her left leg, the extraction of several teeth, and her current regime of physiotherapy to rehabilitate her right leg).

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Highly intelligent, she learns quickly and fares best on a fixed routine. She answers to either “Lady” or “Puppy”, knows her “sit” and “stay” commands, comes in from the yard when she hears “a la maison,”and is almost fully housetrained. 

Not a fan of dog treats, lively Lady would much rather “treat” herself by whipping her stuffed hedgehog toy around! A vocal alert barker, she may have learned to co-exist with the cat in her foster home, but she remains EXTREMELY anxious around other dogs, and still suffers some separation anxiety when her foster mom goes out.

Now, as she continues life’s journey, what loving Lady needs next is an equally loving adopter in a calm, peaceful home (without other dogs), who’s patient, gentle, encouraging yet firm, and devoted to Lady’s ongoing progress (including further socialization and physiotherapy if required) in exchange for her enduring love.

Adoptable: Pumba

Adoptable: Pumba

Breed: Boston Terrier/Mastiff
Colour: black and white
Age: 3 years
Sex: male
Weight: 40 lbs
Currently being fostered in: Perth, ON

Fashion-savvy sunglasses swinging jauntily from his collar, perky Pumba (formerly Damien) is proudly showing off his new look and his new name.

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As an overgrown 40-pound puppy inside the buff body of a 3-year-old adult, Pumba thrives on attention and LOVES being with people.

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Saved from a shelter environment, thereby missing out on that precious puppy phase, this bright beauty, so eager to learn and to please, has been putting his best paw forward at a doggy training centre as he absorbs and excels at his canine ABC’s.

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Once new to the company of other dogs, he now spends time socializing more easily with them, and even accepts gentle human pets and strokes while he eats.

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After discovering the sheer joy of toys, he happily brings them over to his trainer when she asks, and often trots off on his own to play with them while he basks in the sun or chills in the shade.

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Having honed his leash walking skills in the peace of the country, he’s begun work on walking paw-litely in town where distractions abound. But as Pumba progresses by leaps and bounds, what remains fixed is the amount of LOVE he has to give.

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Now, to ensure his ultimate success, this passionate pup needs a home (without children, cats or other small animals), with a large, securely fenced yard, perhaps a calm, balanced lower energy medium-to-large breed dog for company and guidance, and patient, experienced adopters firmly committed to his continued training.

If you are interested in adopting Pumba, please click the red button below.